Annual Meeting


AGE 51st Annual Meeting:
Current Topics Leading Research in Aging
June 8-11, 2023   |   Omni - Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Oklahoma City, OK is a multicultural modern city with close ties to it's Indigenous American history and Cowboy culture.  OKC still brandishes the title "Horseshow Capital of the World".  The Omni Hotel overlooks paddleboats in beautiful Scissortail Park.  Whether visiting the Stockyards, cruising in a water taxi through Bricktown, or the labyrinth of tunnels under the city turned art installation (The Underground), there is something for everyone! 


AGE 2023 Preliminary Program

Important Dates

Early Career Scholar Award: December 16, 2022
Abstract Submission: March 6, 2023
Hotel Reservations: May 8, 2023
Meeting Dates: June 8-11, 2023


The venue and conference hotel for the AGE 2023 meeting will be the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, 100 West Oklahoma City Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73109.  The hotel is located next to the 70-acre Scissortail Park and offers great views of the the downtown skyline.  

Hotel reservations should be made through the link below.  The room rate for AGE participants is $199 for single or double occupancy.  The current tax rate is 14.2% (subject to change).  Group rate for three days pre- and post- meeting will be based on availability.

Beat the rush--click here to reserve your room now


AGE 2023 Denham Harman Award Lecture


Dr. Rafael de Cabo, Senior Investigator NIA Intramural Program





AGE 2023 Public Lecture Speaker

Steven N. Austad, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

What’s New in the Search for Increasing Healthy Longevity

Dr. Steven N. Austad is a Distinguished Professor and also holds the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Health Aging Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).   He also is the founding Director and current Co-director of UAB’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.  He also co-directs the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center.  Dr. Austad’s multiple-award-winning research uses a variety of traditional and nontraditional animal species to seek to discover underlying causes of aging with a long-term goal of developing medical interventions that slow the age-related decay in human health.  He is the author or editor of seven books.  In 2022, he published Methuselah’s Zoo: what nature can teach us about living longer, healthier lives (MIT Press) and To Err is Human, To Admit It is Not and Other Essays (Resource Publ).  He has also published more than 200 scientific papers and book chapters covering nearly every aspect of aging from cells and molecules to organisms to populations to policy. Dr. Austad also serves as Senior Scientific Director of the American Federation for Aging Research.  He maintains a keen interest in communicating science to the general public.  In that capacity has written more than 150 op-ed columns for print and electronic media.  He has also been a consultant for exhibitions on aging with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (Portland, Oregon), the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas, Texas), and the American Museum of Natural History (New York City).


Keynote Speaker

Arlan Richardson, PhD, OU Health Science Center

You Have Come A Long Way Baby: Five Decades of Research on the Biology of Aging from the Perspective of a Researcher Studying Aging.

Arlan Richardson, PhD, earned his Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry from Oklahoma State University in 1968, and for the past 50 years has devoted his career to aging research at Illinois State University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (where he Directed the Barshop Institute on Longevity and Aging Studies), and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he is Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair of Aging Research and Senior VA Career Scientist at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Dr. Richardson has mentored and directed the research of more than 75 Ph.D. graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty and is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications. In 1993, he received the Nathan Shock Award from the Gerontology Research Center at the National Institute on Aging for his pioneering research on the effect of dietary restriction on gene expression. In 1995, he received the Robert W. Kleemeier Award for outstanding research in the field of gerontology from the Gerontological Society of America, and in 2001 the Harman Research Award for research contributions in the field of aging and dietary restriction from the American Aging Association. He received the Irving Wright Award of Distinction in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (2008) and the Lord Cohen Medal for Services to Gerontology from the British Society for Research on Ageing. In 2021, he received the Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Aging association. His leadership roles include serving as president of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association. In addition, Dr. Richardson served on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Institute on Aging from 2002 to 2007 and the National Advisory Council on Aging from 2010 to 2013. In 1991, he was Chair of the Gordon Conference on the Biology of Aging, San Miniato, Italy, and in 2008 the Chair/Organizer of the Keystone Symposium on Metabolic Pathways of Longevity.

Dr. Richardson's research has focused on various aspects of aging: (i) the effects of aging and dietary restriction on gene expression in rats and mice, (ii) testing the oxidative stress theory of aging by measuring the effect of alterations in the antioxidant defense system on the lifespan and pathology of transgenic and knockout mice, and (iii) studying the effect of rapamycin on aging and age-related diseases. He is currently studying the mechanism responsible for genotype differences in response to dietary restriction and the role of chronic inflammation in aging.